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"thomas baker" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"That's Andrew and Todd dot com. Hi, everybody. Final segment with Thomas J baker. The fall of the FBI. For both the living murder, my producer and myself, this is truly been revelatory. The change of the FBI, I guess this is the original sin according to Thomas baker who has spent decades in the FBI. So the obvious question on everybody's mind today or not everybody's. Half the country's mind. Is, I guess, two questions is the FBI redeemable. And if so, how would that happen? Well, I hope and pray that it's redeemable and how it had happened is twofold. One internally that has to be a commitment to change the culture and there's been a lot of books written on how people change the culture and corporations and in government agencies. It can be done a lot of things have to be done both big and small, but the first thing is to recognize the problem. And I hope the beginning to recognize the problem that bureau headquarters up until now, each instance we get the explanation from others that when we fire that guy, we find these bad apples. Well, it's not just a few bad apples. They have to look at what's creating the environment that allows these bad apples to rise to the top. That's one thing. So that's an effort inside that requires recognizing the problem. The second thing is there is a role for Congress. And it seems that on the house side, how judiciary committee should a report of over a thousand pages pointing out an awful lot of the problems. They really didn't point out my reading of it. Exactly how to address the problems, but there are things that require congressional action and can specifically as to reforming Pfizer and items like that. That's a role for coming to take on. What do you think of Christopher wray? Well, I still don't see him to quote overs. I don't see him as the devil. He's in a difficult position. He's been in a difficult position. What he has to do is recognize this as a cultural problem. He has fired or presided over the firing of a lot of the rotten apples or rotten potatoes and sequels. But they have to recognize the problem. And I hope he does. And a director of the FBI is constrained by reporting directly to the attorney general, which is the way we want it in our constitutional system. But like in opposing Eric, the current attorney general's orders about monitoring school board meetings, the bureau of internally, I know for a fact a lot of the agents in charge did not like that and that made it be known within the bureau. Who ordered that? We have just a few seconds. Who ordered that? What did it? What did the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office? All right, listen, we got to go, I'm sorry about.
"thomas baker" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"If you think it's painful to you to watch the FBI deteriorate, can you imagine how Thomas baker feels spent his life in the FBI? And he watches it to become a political hack. Of the Democratic Party. It's very painful. I asked you, when do you think it began and you spoke about Robert Mueller? So he became the head in 2001. I looked it up. I don't want to, I don't want people to be too impressed with my memory on this, but I looked it up just now. He was the second longest serving director, I guess, after J. Edgar Hoover. And he had according to you a malevolent influence. Is that fair? That's exactly right. I believe the origin of the downfall traces back to just after September 11th. Robert Mueller became the director of the FBI and me a couple of days before the attacks of 2011. 2001, yeah. Yes. Yeah. September 11th, yeah, go on. Pretty morning, the 15th of September that Saturday morning, president George W. Bush, southern him to Camp David where Bush was in a retreat in the think session with his advisers. Mueller went there, believing that he was there to give a report of the FBI's investigation. Now, there was only really three and a half days gone by from the September 11th attacks on Tuesday to that Saturday morning. Mueller stood up and presented the report to George W. Bush. And in three and a half days, the FBI had identified all 19 hijackers, identified their associates at means of travel, their credit cards, their rental costs. Everything about them and their connections back to Al-Qaeda. Mueller was quite proud of that report and it was a good report. The bureau had done what it does best investigate. When he was finished speaking, president Bush dismissively sent to him, I don't care about that. I only want to know how you're going to prevent the next one. Later that morning, George tennant, then the head DIA presented a proposal of planned going forward. When he was done speaking, push push that, that's great. He turned towards Mueller and said, that's what I want to hear. Mueller was humiliated. And I know that for a fact, because he told me and others that on several occasions, he then set about very consciously to change the FBI's culture. And he used that word culture and he was changing it from a law enforcement agency to an intelligence agency. Now that had a lot of unforeseen consequences and the key is that the difference in a culture of a good law enforcement agency and an intelligence agency. That is truly revelatory. I was transfixed. In effect, so it seems to me, tell me if I'm right, he transformed Mueller transformed the FBI into a domestic CIA. Correct. And the difference is this if I'm a dentist, in a law enforcement agency, when it's working right, the people in it the agents, the police officers, whatever. Their whole life consciously or unconsciously is orientated towards the day when they're going to stand up in court, raise their right hand and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And that colors everything you do in law enforcement. And intelligence agency deals in deception, deceit and their product are often best estimates. And they call them estimates, intelligence estimates, and we would call them best guesses. So it's a whole different mindset, and that then colors everything you do..
"thomas baker" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"American federal dot com, American federal dot com. Hi everybody, Dennis prager here. What's happening? With the once respected Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI. Like so many, I grew up with a an almost romantic view of the FBI. TV series would extol their virtues, their upright moral nature, the commitment to Law & Order to the country for the constitution. And like everything else, whatever the left touches it destroys. And the rest is history as they say, I have a man whose been in the FBI much of his life. And who's written about what has happened, the fall of the FBI is the sad title how a once great agency became a threat to democracy. Thomas baker is the author, the fall of the FBI, is up at Dennis prager dot com. Thomas baker, welcome to my show. Glad to be with you, Dennis. Thank you. How long were you with the FBI? I was in the FBI for 33 years and since my retirement from the FBI for quite a while, I continue to be in contact with them in my second career as a consultant to the FBI just division. What the vision is that? The criminal justice information services division headquartered in West Virginia a lot of services to local and state law enforcement mainly, most people take a fingerprint, but they also run the national crime reports and similar things. Are you still with them? No, the last year or two I've stopped pretty much stopped my consulting and focused on writing as I think, you know, I've written a dozen or more op eds for The Wall Street Journal and the others about the recent turn of events in the FBI recent over the last three or four years. And now I've just finally written this book, which you were holding in your hand a minute ago, which is going to come out on December 6th. The book is the fall of the FBI. You can pre order it at Dennis prager dot com, go to Amazon, whatever or anywhere that you get your books. So to former colleagues of yours, know what you're doing and do you get any pushback, you get support, are you ignored? Both, I would say we're currently the ratio of those who reach out to me and those who I'm in contact with runs at least ten or 20 to one in support of what I'm doing. Probably can see from some of the endorsements in the book, a lot of people from working agents to assist and directives have endorsed my book and my efforts. I do get pushback from a few individuals who are closely aligned with some of the characters whose names you know Comey mccabe construct but for the most part, actually among the retired community. The retired community, it's like the professors emeritus, the retired professors of the only ones who were speaking out generally. I'm not belittling it. I'm just saying, once you know you can't get fired, it's a lot easier to speak out. Yes. That's certainly true. Yeah. I am fortunately. Do you get any communications from current FBI agents? Yes, there are several current agents more than a few. Various levels in the bureau who have been in contact with over the past year, most recent years. And of course, I can't cite them by name in the book. When did it begin in your opinion? Or let me make a rephrase it. It's the same question, but I'm rephrasing until when was the FBI still an honorable institution? I would say the decline began under the directorship of Robert Mueller. It did not become apparent for several years after that. And what I think the problem is and that's the feast of my book. It's a cultural change. Current leadership, including director rate, focuses on the bad apples, if you will, and each time something happens, the original thing available by a Comey struck. And then more recently, the incidents would be a gymnast and more recently the asac and Washington feel to us helping to deep 6 the investigation of Hunter Biden. And each instance they say, well, they've gotten rid of those people. They're no longer with us. They're out the door. Well, hold on there. Hold on, and remember where you're at. The book, the fall of the FBI is up at them as prager dot com. Thomas baker. You all have helped build my pillow into the incredible company it is today and have trusted in Mike lindell to give you a great night's sleep..
Thomas Baker on the Fall of the FBI
"How long were you with the FBI? I was in the FBI for 33 years and since my retirement from the FBI for quite a while, I continue to be in contact with them in my second career as a consultant to the FBI just division. What the vision is that? The criminal justice information services division headquartered in West Virginia a lot of services to local and state law enforcement mainly, most people take a fingerprint, but they also run the national crime reports and similar things. Are you still with them? No, the last year or two I've stopped pretty much stopped my consulting and focused on writing as I think, you know, I've written a dozen or more op eds for The Wall Street Journal and the others about the recent turn of events in the FBI recent over the last three or four years. And now I've just finally written this book, which you were holding in your hand a minute ago, which is going to come out on December 6th.
"thomas baker" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"On 8 90 WLS. Have to get something off your mind, call 8 four four four the USA and let Dan know. 844-484-3872, the Dan bongino show. 8 four four 8 four three 8 7 two. If you want to give us a call, 8 four four four the USA we take your calls in the next segment. Jim, do you have that cut, green John Pierre before I get to that this monster? I just want to play this quick. Green John Pierre, the worst press secretary in the history of the United States folks. I'm sorry. And it's kind of like almost a compliment. No, it is. Like Jen Psaki was a very good liar. Right, Sam, you think my analysis here is correct. She was just a good liar. She was just really good at it. That's kind of like a compliment, but an insult. This sounds like an insult, but it's really a compliment. I'm here is just not good at this. She's terrible at her job. She lies that it's just obvious she's lying. She's just not good at it. Here she is telling us hey, don't worry, they're definitely working on the border, man. Tomorrow, they're gonna fix it. Tomorrow, after 2 million people have walked in this year, check this out. The first thing inside, how do you explain this influx? Well, again, we understand that we have work to do. We understand that. And we have been doing the work to do that. We have taken unprecedented action over the past year and a half to secure our border and rebuild a safer and orderly process system. They're doing the work. The numbers are getting worse. They're not even close to better. What did I tell you at the beginning of the show? Biden allegedly, I say allegedly, has a 40% plus approval rating? And if that's even close to true, even if 30% is true, it's only because he sucks so bad, people have learned to embrace the suck. It's an expression we had, the Secret Service. Where stuff is so bad, you got to embrace it because you're stuck in it and you just live through it and you just get used to it. There's no other explanation. How the worst president I tweeted and put it on true social and parlor every morning. How the worst president U.S. history, every single morning I put it out. Joe Biden can have a 40% approval. It's the only explanation. Is it people have embraced the suck and the lying as just like life is over? I'm done. I'm just accepting the suck. There is no other rational explanation. For this level of suck being accepted. Getting back to the story I was talking about before. There's a really, really incredible op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. You should read that just of it as this is by Thomas baker. Talks about a bob Mueller ruined the FBI because after 9 11, he wanted all of the cases high profile cases run out of D.C. headquarters. Now, you may say to yourself, well, I don't get it. Dan, how does that ruin the FBI? Well, I was telling you before the break, how in my opinion, it ruined a portion of the Secret Service when I was there. After a bunch of assassination attempts, the Secret Service though it was a good idea to run their what we call PI cases, protective intelligence cases at a headquarters. So the way it would go down is this. Let's say I was in the New York protective intelligence squad in the New York field office. I was not in headquarters, right? And when I was there, occasionally we would get a call. And they'd say like, all right, there's a guy on a payphone in The Bronx, and he just called in 9-1-1. And on the pay phone, he said, he really hates George W. Bush, and he's going to do something about it. Well, because we don't have the luxury of letting that go, it all has to be investigated. We would have to go and run it out. It would call the run out. So we'd run it out and folks, you know, 999 out of a thousand times. This is before there was ubiquitous surveillance video. There was nothing to go on. I mean, what were you going to do? Go to the pay phone and maybe try to get some prints, good luck. I mean, the payphones were like a train wreck. If you couldn't get say prints off it or anything like that, there was really nowhere else to go. Remember, this is before surveillance recording tape was everywhere, our video, there was really nothing to do. So what would happen? Well, you'd call headquarters with it. And when you called the headquarters, what would happen? Because headquarters was running the case not you, and it wasn't them doing the work. They would say something like, oh, here's what you got to do. You got to go talk to the neighbors here, the neighbors there, the neighbors here. Meanwhile, keep in mind folks, you know the case is probably BS. It doesn't fit into a pattern. There was no specific threat. So because to the headquarters guy, it's no big deal telling you to do the work, they would cost you a week's worth of work. Now I get what you're saying, damn, what are you being lazy? What's the problem? Go run it out. No, no, there is a problem. Because a prop is the next day you get the same call and it may be something serious and you're busy running out a case. You know he's never going to result in anything. Now, that wasn't the only problem. The other problem I saw and problems I've got from sources in the FBI running cases had a headquarters. Is when you run cases out of headquarters, headquarters types run cases. You get what I'm saying? So you get Secret Service agents and FBI agents, right? You get these guys, some of these FBI guys were really good, man. They've been working bank robbery since they were 24 years old. As rookie agents, some of them are in their 50s. Believe me, these guys work so many of these guys could run rings around people. The guys had the street guys, the good street guys. You know what I'm talking about. The difference between the street guys, the doers. And the suit guys and the briefers. If you were ever a federal agent or even in the military law enforcement, you know exactly what I'm talking about. You got the doers in the street, guys. And you got the briefers in the suits, guys, okay? So when the bank robbery case out of, say, you know,
"thomas baker" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"I got Julie Kelly coming up at the top of the hour. And I want to talk to her about the status of just writing this down. Now, of the January 6th, the bomber case, there was a bomber on January 6th. An alleged bomber, if you haven't heard anything about it, that proves my point. That the FBI was looking for everybody involved in January 6th. There was a bomber. They can't find them. What happened? Stay tuned, Julie will tell you. Also, I want to talk to her about what I'm about to address right now, which is the collapse of the FBI into what's become kind of a non serious serious for you if you're a conservative, but non serious law enforcement entity into a group of bouncers for the left. It's a disgrace what's happened. And one of the theories, especially espoused in this piece of The Wall Street Journal, which is really, really good. It's by Thomas baker. It's on the newsletter because Wall Street Journal subscription only and I don't like to do that to people. But I encourage you to read it. It's called how bob Mueller is shredded the FBI's credibility. His post 9 11 attempts to change the culture led to politicized investigations like crossfire hurricane. The gist of the piece is very simple. It's that post 9 11, there was a meeting up at Camp David. The CIA was there, George tennant, and bob Mueller was there. He had just taken over the FBI from Louis free, right? George tennant apparently came to George W. Bush right after 9 11. Everybody still traumatized from this whole thing and give them this portfolio of Intel they've developed tenant from the CIA. Bush, according to the story, then looks at Mueller and says, you know bob, what do you got? And apparently, bob didn't have a lot. So Mueller, according to the story again, was embarrassed and decided he was going to turn the agency into an intelligence driven outlet driven out of headquarters in Washington, D.C.. Ladies and gentlemen, that decision turned out to be catastrophic. I can guarantee you that one decision played the largest role, not the only role, but the largest role. In the FBI morphing from a criminal operation investigating criminality in federal law enforcement
"thomas baker" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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The author is Thomas J baker, and he joins us right now to help us unpack what the heck happened to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and he himself has over 33 years of investigative and management experience as an FBI special agent. And he has an incredible Wall Street Journal op-ed, which says whistle starts to blow at the FBI. I have so much to ask him. I'm so glad he's with us right now. Thomas baker, welcome to the program. Charlie, good to be with you. Thank you. And congratulations on the book. So let's just start here. I'll be very plain and blunt. I've lost total and complete faith in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I believe it's become politicized and at that actors are not removed. In fact, some people believe rightfully so and I agree with them. The FBI is actually being used against citizens. Is that a bridge too far as someone who served in the bureau for 33 years? I know it's not a bridge too far. And a lot of people share those sentiments, my take is a little more precise, slightly different than what you just expressed. I think what's happened, the root of what's happened is a change in culture at the bureau that begun began on the director Mueller, bob Mueller. And a lot of these bad actors is the term you just use, have been removed that the bad actors you can name them all in the cave and call me et cetera from before and even more recently with the gymnast case and other, they keep getting fired. They keep getting dismissed. And unfortunately, current director ray and others around him keep pointed to that and say, well, we're getting rid of the bad apples. We got rid of the bad apples. And my contention is they're not looking at the underlying program problems, excuse me, the cultural change that took place beginning under Robert Mueller's leadership. Yeah, and I will say, though, Annie mccabe is still getting his pension, right? And that even though they might be fired, I think these people should be in prison. For what they did. So talk about what the bureau used to be because you argue in your book, it actually used to be something that had a commitment to the constitution and how it and then it fell from there. Explain more how and why the bureau slipped from a trustworthy agency to one now that has no faith. The American people has no faith in. Okay, well, it is simply this. Uniquely in the united states of America and it's always been a good thing. Our national security agency, domestic security, domestic intelligence agency, was a law enforcement agency, the FBI, the FBI, always had been fundamentally a law enforcement agency, and an or enforcement agency, the individuals, the agents, who work every day towards the day when you're going to have to stand up in court or before a judge. And raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. That's the essence of a law enforcement agency and intelligence agency deals in deception to seek and they give estimates they call them estimates we would call them best guesses. It's a whole different mindset with the bureau was always dominated by the law enforcement mindset. That's so interesting. September 11th happened and Robert Mueller, who had only been director of few days when the September 11th attack happened was called the attack was on Tuesday and Saturday morning. He was called to Camp David. President George W. Bush wanted to see him. He went to Camp David with the bureau's report and Charlie in three and a half days, and this is quite an accomplishment. The FBI investigation had identified all 19 hijackers. They were associates, their money trail, their autos, their credit cards, their connections back to Al-Qaeda, everything in three and a half days. The bureau did what it does best investigate and Robert Mueller presented that report to George Bush with the rest of his Security Council around him in Camp David that Saturday morning. And when he was done and he expected praise and thanks. And by the way, he's told us that he's told me this on several occasions. And George W. Bush just turned to him and said, I don't care about that. I want to know how you're going to prevent the next one. And later that morning, George tennant bend the director of the CIA, gave his plan of action going forward. George W. Bush when he was done hearing that turn to Mueller and said, that's what I'd like to hear. Well, otherwise humiliated. So for reasons that seemed justified at the time, he set out, he said this to change the FBI into an intelligence agency. And a lot of bad things flowed from that. So changing it from a law enforcement agency to an intelligence agency. Now, some people would say the FBI though in the 70s and 80s was still doing that kind of intelligence. I don't want to go too deep into that. But can you talk about just a little bit how the 1980 or 1990 FBI was probably was a lot better than what it is today. Would you agree with that? Yes. Absolutely. And we had great leadership in judge Webster and then in judge Louis free without a doubt. They did handle counterintelligence matters. It was part of an admission to catch spies, but they approached it as a law enforcement agency working within the law. All the change this around. So you had Mullah make the cultural change, and then after Mueller, you had the poor leadership of James Comey, which just made matters worse. So on earlier this week, I mean, as you well know, on Monday, Mar-a-Lago was raided by the FBI, an extraordinary intervention on behalf of the bureau. What is your take on that as someone who is trying to explain this in your book? I just want to reiterate it for everyone they can get it at pre order. It's not coming out for a little while. The fall of the FBI, how a once great agency became a threat to democracy, you call what happened Monday a dark day for the bureau. Expand on that for us. Well, most likely, we're going to find out. We're going to find out shortly when the warrant and the probably the underlying affidavit has made public. We're probably going to find out that legally technically the warrant was justified. It was a legal search. But being legal doesn't make something necessarily right. There's a lot of things that could have been done short of searching, rating the home of a former president and potentially a presidential candidate. So it's an abusive authority. And we saw that throughout the Russian collusion thing with the unmasking with the general Flynn aspect with the stone aspect. A lot of these things weren't technically legal, but they weren't right. They were an abusive authority..
A 33-Year Veteran of the FBI Reacts to the Mar-a-Lago Raid
"A new book coming out called the fall of the FBI. How a once great agency became a threat to democracy. The author is Thomas J baker, and he joins us right now to help us unpack what the heck happened to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and he himself has over 33 years of investigative and management experience as an FBI special agent. And he has an incredible Wall Street Journal op-ed, which says whistle starts to blow at the FBI. I have so much to ask him. I'm so glad he's with us right now. Thomas baker, welcome to the program. Charlie, good to be with you. Thank you. And congratulations on the book. So let's just start here. I'll be very plain and blunt. I've lost total and complete faith in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I believe it's become politicized and at that actors are not removed. In fact, some people believe rightfully so and I agree with them. The FBI is actually being used against citizens. Is that a bridge too far as someone who served in the bureau for 33 years? I know it's not a bridge too far. And a lot of people share those sentiments, my take is a little more precise, slightly different than what you just expressed. I think what's happened, the root of what's happened is a change in culture at the bureau that begun began on the director Mueller, bob Mueller. And a lot of these bad actors is the term you just use, have been removed that the bad actors you can name them all in the cave and call me et cetera from before and even more recently with the gymnast case and other, they keep getting fired. They keep getting dismissed. And unfortunately, current director ray and others around him keep pointed to that and say, well, we're getting rid of the bad apples. We got rid of the bad apples. And my contention is they're not looking at the underlying program problems, excuse me, the cultural change that took place beginning under Robert Mueller's leadership.
"thomas baker" Discussed on HOT45CLASSICROCK PODCAST
"The answer is easy questions that he uses a 6 speed coin. It's what Brian May use this as a guitar pick. How about the albums or next time on our list? Another third part is the fourth studio album Queen November 21st, 1975, but email records and you on a kingdom and electric records in the United States. Which is why we were Thomas baker and Queen was reportedly the most expensive album recorded at the top of its release. Named after the marsh bars film of the same name. Another darpa was recorded at various studios across period 1975. Due to management issues, we know how to receive almost none of the money. They earn for previous do not use their shoes for their album. They still should be God save the Queen. Which have been recorded the previous year, they inputted compost production that excessively use voltage recording. Those songs of corporate wide range of styles such as valid music hall, decently and hard rock and progressive rock influences. 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It was released on November 10th, 1970, my records in the United Kingdom, and by letter records in the United States. Produced by Roy Thomas baker, the album bar workhouse, just about Roger Taylor. It was previously a similar design painting on the Berlin Wall. I was verifying musical souls were alternately praised and criticized. It reached number two in the UK chart, our nurses in the U.S. Billboard, 200. Moving along we have live killers is our nice album. We'll have killers as a double live album by British rock band Queen. Release on June 22nd, 1979. That was recorded live during the European leg of queen's jazz term between 26th of January and March 1st, 1979. Do we have the game, which is another Queen album? The queen is released on June 30th, 1980. By the end of my records and EK in lots of records in the U.S., the game featured a different song from his predecessor jazz in 1978. The game was the first Queen album to use since or ob. A quarter called commercial success, the game became the only city album was 4 million coffee sold today ton with the souls of news of the world. That I was on this album in the base driven another one box. And The Rock ability of crazy little thing called love, both of which reason number one in the U.S. were instantly made in 2003 on DVD audio with Dolby. Surround DCS, 5.1, 5.17. Coming soon, features alternate backing shark has funnel. Master can not be found when missing the album 5.1. If someone releases we have boss Gordon, Volkswagen is not senior album first on track, but British dropping queen. Or you told me somewhere in 1980 my records in the UK and January 2019 one bar literature records in the U.S., it was one of two film sold charts that they produced along with highlander. It's the soundtrack to the science fiction film scored in features lyrics, only two charged flashes and was only used to be able to really use from the album or the title flash. The album reached number ten on the UK charts, number 23 in the U.S.. Zara was reading worldwide or June 20 17,011, including the U.S.. Canada were used on September 2011 as part of the band's fourth anniversary. Moving along we have greater sets clean album. Register this is a complementary British route between these worldwide 22 October and 1981. I will consist of queens because it's their first charter parents in 1974. 7 seasons were up 219 80 hit flash. Though in some countries, under pressure, the band's 1981 chart topper with David Bowie was included. There is no universal truck close in the recovery for the album. Before we go any further let's take a music working in question here. It's a question. Did Freddie.
"thomas baker" Discussed on HOT45CLASSICROCK PODCAST
"The answer to me is attributed questions in the bar was where he was born all it's going to talk about each arm starting from first of the first song that we have on our list is Queen. The Queen album, queen, which played their first gig in July 1970 has been playing the club and called circuit in Rome London for almost ten years. When they received an opportunity to test out the new recording facilities at D lane studios, they're put together a Polish general of Paris songs, keep yourself alive to not calm down. Great king rat Jesus, and liar. The group sent their demo to various circuit levels were only received at one offer. A little bit from cars used records, which they declined as according to their friend, contested and feared they would always play the second fiddle to genesis to those other bands. Producers drawn Antony and Roy Thomas baker visited delaying Lee while the band were recording and was impressed by what they saw. They were committed that queen to very enormous Sheffield who owned charted the seniors, the shuffle brothers were in for queen they record at during this video downtime, but we're giving free use of everything after the playing artists had left, including the latest technologies and production team trying to also agree to oversee the group's main intimate recording and publishing interests. While they saw the record deal one day while waiting at the end of the city of mercury was asked to record vocals from our produce Robin Geoffrey cable, who was working on verge wood, I can hear music and going back. Mercury and listen May and Taylor on the charts which was released on a single order in the name Larry lyrics and parody of Gary glitter. Moving along to the second album, we have clean too. The album. Blood Zeppelin in the hue are probably in Queen see you somewhere because they were among favorite groups, but what we were trying to do differently from the other groups is the sort of later town the who had open Cort guitar sound, but our sun is more based on over driven guitar sound. I also wanted to build up the textures behind the main building lines. We were trying to sit next to a new limit for our second album on our list as queen tea. There's a second city of queen. It was released on March 1974 by EMR records. On the UK led records in the U.S. there was a research chart in studios and learning at one sinews in London and August 1973 to almost baker. And Robin Geoffrey cable an injury by Mark stone. Described his arguably the heaviest queen novel queen team marked the end of the first phase. Other beans grew double and combines the heavy rock star with art rock, persistent rock elements and have been called the pillar of brand new east. Also. Queen two is not a cause of all very close to the songs with the leaves. Theme running throughout the original LP were labeled side blunt. Finish of the conventional sides, a and B records finding photos of the band dressed in black and either side, but the records label face. They saw on our list sheer heart attack is the third seal on my Queen. Release on November 8th, 13, 24 in my records in the United Kingdom, electoral records in the United States. Digressing from the progressive rock themes, featured on their first two, I will feature more props to conventional charts. The queen Tom. It was produced by the band Roy Thomas baker and launched queen mainstream popularity in the UK and throughout the world. After the release of Queen to the group of bars on the commercial tour, with Martha who will cover in the middle of the tour, where everybody became severely ill, forcing the entire tour to early. Before going in Forza I'd like to take another trivia question. Here's the question. What's this Brian May use as a guitar pick, the instructor just wrote?.
"thomas baker" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Me two Big Macs on Christmas Eve. And you wonder why I have a weight problem world? I know can we go back 60 seconds because this ties directly into the call I took in the first half of the hour. The suggestion is, you got to give black people the day off after the written elsewhere. I guess if it's inequitable. But here's the thing. Regardless of the outcome, but Gregory mckellar. It's going to be hard for black people to work okay. Total lie to the conservative black folks have a problem? No, none of this is racial. It is all political, because the people who shot was white. This is so goofy. And speaking of goofy, they're calling him a clown in a suit. The rittenhouse prosecutor wave it around the gun with his hand on the trigger on the trigger. He's figuring out the trigger. Now, I had the benefit yesterday. I was in the car a lot yesterday here in South Carolina getting ready for my big tour de force here. As daddy warbucks. And Shawn listened on the radio. It's different when you hear it on the radio, because it's the theater of the mind, which is what you and I got in this business in the first place. We love this business. We love telling stories. We love audio. We love the ear. I could hear things that I don't know that a lot of people watched on TV could hear. And when the prosecutor was revving up, this name binger, Thomas baker, when baum was revent up to pull out the gun, he whispers to hit one of his aides. Make sure the gun is empty. I'm driving in the car. It's like, what? And sure enough because he didn't want to have another Alec Baldwin on his hands. But how despicable to point the gun at the jury and I mean, what? A disgusting display. And how about the defense? How about his argument? How about his narration that if you bring a gun somewhere, you're no longer entitled to self defense? Would you like Thomas bigger's greatest hits? I got 30 seconds of that. Listen. Do it. Do it, convince you. That Joseph rosenbaum was going to take that gun and use it on the defendant because they know you can't claim self defense. Against an unarmed man like this. That's a lie, but he's not done. You lose the right to self defense. When you're the one who brought the gun. When you're the one creating the damage, danger. When you're the one provoking other people. What? What? That's the point of a gun. That's why you have a gun. And he's done a now listen. Here's the good news. I can promise you there's some gun owners on that jury. And they're sitting there. This is Kenosha Wisconsin. This is not Berkeley. You know, I got real upset about, and I saw your tweet too and it got me revved up last night about the jurors inexplicably not being sequestered. This is insane. For those that don't know juries one O one in really sensitive cases, you sequester the jury, you'll load them up in a nice comfy van, you take them to a hotel, you'll ring the place with security to make sure that not just the jurors aren't talking to each other, but that there is no pressure on them. There's no intimidation of them. There's no bizarreness going on around them. It is insane that this jury is not sequestered. They're released out onto the streets of Kenosha, streets that could light ablaze if they don't return the approved verdict. Well, but here's the good news. The streets are not going to be lit ablaze while they're deliberating. So they're not going to see any fires. But here's what they might see. And I do a little experiment. I watched this all the time when I and especially these days I am flying all the time. I did a one day trip over the weekend to Florida. I mean, I'm on a plane a lot. And delta has, I'm sure American does too by now. But I love these direct TVs they have in front of all the sheets. And you can watch TV. I do a little experiment and I look around me when I'm watching on a flight. Of course, I've always got it on Fox News. What are people watching? Fox News, about 75% of people. Now this isn't the first admittedly the first four to 6 hours. Of course you are flying from Tampa to greet vult South Carolina. I thought about New York to Chicago. New how about Tampa to New York? It doesn't matter where I'm going. I'm telling you the majority of TVs are tuned to. Well, look at the numbers. Fox News beat CNN and MSNBC, usually they combined. Now, take it back to Kenosha. So these jurors are going to go home. And I'll bet you they're going to want what we're mad about is you're going to see the news. They're going to watch even though the judge told them not supposed. I know. But they're going to. Come on. They're going to talk to their family, their families watching the news. Again, do you think the sandwich was? Destroying my faith in the system of faith that was rattled already because there are two things if you ever put him jury, I have not. I would love to be on a jury. I mean, I can't miss a week of shows, but I would love for the experience. Why would you hate it? Why? Everybody who's been on one says it's literally the most miserable awful experience of their life. Now it's a civic duty, and of course I would do it. Here's what I do. If I got called I'd start talking to myself, I'd start hitting my circle. I started singing show tunes throwing down epithets of the courtrooms. I wanted to qualify for listening. You and I would probably be disqualified because certainly because of what we do, but in another universe if I could do it. And the first thing they would tell me and the first thing they'd be told all these jurors, they have two responsibilities and maybe this is again why it's insane that they're not sequestered, is don't watch news coverage and don't talk to anybody about the case. That's like the prime director from Star Trek. Don't do those things. Human nature, yeah. Yeah. Don't go past the speed limit. You know, don't take the tag off the mattresses. You know what I mean? There's lots of things a little higher than doors went well. Don't take the tag off the people are people. We don't follow those kind of rules and human nature. You don't think these people are going to talk to their loved ones about this trial that might wind up and how and how would it go if they didn't? I mean, what does it look like? What does compliance look like? Hi honey. How was that? Shut up. I can't talk about it. Hear my game? No, I think that human nature let them talk, you know, so be it. They're gonna get 12. No, you know what I mean. I don't mean to let them. Are you, but they're going to. Listen, you don't want them to put them in a hotel room sequester like you should have. My point, exactly. Now, how about this, how about this injustice? This isn't going to surprise you, but it auto infuriate every fair minded American. Do you know that MSNBC didn't even took all the closing arguments from the prosecutor? They didn't air any of the closing arguments from the defense attorneys..
"thomas baker" Discussed on Hey Strangeness
"That's so yeah. Or at least bigfoot enthusiasts familiar with the folklore and oh you never know reasonable pop up next so cool so cool and maria sent me not one but three photos of the sasquatch cut out in different locations so a huge thank you to maria at swr. I for not only responding to my email taking time out of your day but also sending me three different pictures. Thank you thank you thank you. You can see these right now on our instagram. I posted a couple of days ago. I will post the rest before this episode goes live and you can also follow the southwest research institute on instagram. See what they're up to got a cool pretty neat. I was so excited when this happened. I was like yes. It's just cool. Very very very neat made me feel very legitimate. now tragically and i mean tragically. Slick died in october of nineteen sixty two in a plane crash while returning from a hunting trip in canada. And this was a private plan sir. How many famous people have we lost. Private plane crashes so many some. Jfk's son right. The big bopper buddy. Holly those are the only ones i can think of can you. Are there any others that you can think of kobe bryant. That was yeah. that was recent. That was a helicopter but saint concept. Fly commercial folks. I think that's the lesson of this episode fly commercial. You know or don't fly. In fact i would rather just take a train everywhere i go. I like trains the romantic. If this podcasting shit ever takes off and we strike it rich we're going to buy a railroad previously now. I don't think so. Okay well i feel really good about it. That's what sorry. I don't know that's cool. I was like you can be like the character from wild west. What's his name. The bad guy i forgot. Yeah kenneth brown. I can't remember the characters name on his special train special train and then i would have a robot spider and then we'll smith would defeat me so i guess i've got the rest of my life figured out all right anyway Specifically slick passed away on october. Sixth of nineteen sixty two at the age of forty six. Do you remember why forty six is a significant number of it. His debt died yes. His father died at the same age. Thomas baker slick senior thomas baker slick junior both passed away at the age of forty six. I could not find details as to his father's death whether it was an accident or natural causes. I'm sure it's out there somewhere. But i i read quite a few articles and i couldn't i couldn't find it If anyone knows how. Tom slick senior died. I'm actually very eager to find that out. Please let me know. And here's another little weird synchronicity. I started doing research on tom. Slicks birth and death on october sixth of this year not knowing any of this already exactly fifty nine years to the day interesting isn't it and that was actually the moment where i was like..
"thomas baker" Discussed on Decibel Geek Podcast
"But when i think about could it have been better with a different producer. I'm gonna say would have In nineteen eighty else. Cooper kind of started what was known as the blackout era and Put out flush the fashion produced by roy. Thomas baker who was kinda hot on the heels of working with queen the cars and kinda. Had you know this kind of thin pop ish. You know style of doing albums and he definitely brought that to this one. And i think it was an intentional decision for alice to pick him as the producer of this because he wanted to compete with punk new wave which yes. That was the ethos of that of those genres was to basically strip everything down to nothing. And i do love songs on this record. Don't get me wrong. I think pain and clones like two of the best songs ever did sure. Rim facts is an awesome song Even like model citizen yes. Aspirin damages goofiest fuck. But i love it but it's a it's a great record so don't get me wrong about that. This is an album where i wish bob. Azran was still on board and would have brought his production value to this album because he knew how to beef up guitars. And and make cordell passages more powerful and and there's enough dramatic stuff on here on this album too especially with. Could you imagine bob. As producing pain sounded really cool. And i i just think it's It's one of those. Things weren't hindsight. I'd like to hear what would have done with it for the time it came out. It's it's perfect for what it is. Because he was trying to do that. Whole new wave. Punkish thing but to me. I'd love to hear bob azran. Remix this record himself and kind of beef up everything and do a modern version of it. That's pretty interesting. Because i think the blackout era around here amongst us is kind of revered. We like those albums from that weird period of alice cooper's career and when we originally talked about doing this i actually pick ten and didn't realize we're picking five and i did have alice cooper on there and but instead of that one i went with special forces but same thing i wanted to come back and do special forces because i kind of like flush the fashion the way it is. You know i like that. That's what he was going for. And i think they were able to achieve it because clones is. You know that's a weird album but it's not by far it's not the worst album of the blackout era. And i think i think special forces is one of the worst things alice cooper. Ever come out with so. I think that's the one bob israel comes back and fixes but i don't necessarily disagree with yours either because i think in that blackout era as we seen because i think the last thing bob done with them was what. Welcome to my nightmare. No wa- was it lace and whiskey whiskey right..
"thomas baker" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
"It down with sandpaper. Then i took a bristle thing. And i scraped it some more and then painstakingly i primed. I never primed anything. In my life i primed it and then it dried overnight and then the next day i came out with a shiny black and i painted intricate little parts. In the in the wrought. Iron is that's got all these crevices and it took me a couple more hours out there. And when i finished i called for my wife my bride to come out as a baby. Come on see what. I've done for the entrance. The house and she came out and she looked down at it and she said it's still wet I want yup. it's going to start trying though. And she said that you consider that there are a lot of books this time of the year and some of the bugs might land on it kind of mess. It up well. She knows you. A bug gets caught in that wet paint. You're going to see that bug nothing but that bog until the day you die. Take that back. I can't i can't just you know it's true you know it's true. Sent nothing all right. Well i know. I'm going to close this up by saying that man was a true hero. Thomas baker thomas bakery. Great american lost bike brought country. Absolutely nuts on azure twenty twenty for them up in the parking lot. It's bob and sheri. Get the free bob. And sheri and instantly gets podcasts. The on cast and bob and sheri fund size okay. Here's the headline arrests. Made for digging up dinosaur tracks in holyoke massachusetts. Let me just read this to you. According to the holy oh police captain matthew moriarty at about three in the afternoon officers were called to the dinosaur tracks. Which is a reservation area where there are actually dinosaur tracks and and people can come and view them. It's right off of the connecticut river it's a. It's a wonderful park. Officers found two men carrying tools and slabs of rock. They told the officers. They believed they were not digging on the dinosaur reservation area that they were digging and another part of the area and that just wasn't a problem. But here's the problem for the guys. How do you explain that in the middle of the day and by one guys forty one. The other one's a little bit younger. How do you explain that you and your buddy. Grown adults are carrying a big rock with the footprint of a dinosaur. And you weren't digging in the dinosaur area and you have picks and shovels. I guess it could hack. I can't tell you though you know when i think about it. I can't tell you how many times my friend bob. And i have been out. And i just i'd call them up and i say you want to go out in the woods and just dig up some rocks and carry it over to the trunk of my car. What do i do too. Let's all right. I got you gotta pick great. Let's go that's the worst. Excuse we wore digging in the dinosaur area. Come on you know. what's so hateful about. This is when you dig up the dinosaur tracks and take them home and put them in your mom's basement or whatever you just prevented everybody else from seeing and experiencing the dinosaur tracks itself fish and stupid because you can't sell it right. It's not like you did this for money. Because you know you need to buy a kidney or whatever it's just selfish and stupid and hateful you think that they were gonna keep it for themselves and just get on and look at it. I think they were going to try to fence it. I think they're gonna try to sell it to somebody a dinosaur track. There's gotta be somebody out there that wants. That is willing to pay a lot of money for it. I've read a lot about the illegal sale of historical artifacts and archaeological artifacts. And it does happen. You're absolutely right. Here's the problem. Let's say you're a dinosaur nut with all the money in the world and you buy those tracks you can't display them and you can't ever resell them because they're stolen so what you are basically is a scrooge mcduck. Selfish hateful order leads a beating. I'm going to disagree with you a little bit. Because i think i these guys. Are you know numskulls. So i don't know how they would find the right person but there were people throughout the world with a lot of money and if there's a stolen work of art they'll pay for the stolen work of art and keep it in their mansion if you could find the person with the bucks. I think that you could find somebody. That would be quiet about it. And they'd keep it in their house. I've read not too long ago about a stolen artwork. It was stolen during world war two and it was taken out of its frame. That's how they got it out of the gallery. They took it out of the frame. They rolled it up and they stuffed it. And you might remember this. 'cause it it hit the news feeds. It was in your new speed about ten seconds because then kylie jenner did something in that choke everything out but they they stuck it like inside a wall in a home in italy and there it sat for all those years becoming damaged and brittle so they stole it they robbed it from the world and then stuffed it into a dark corner where it was forgotten where nobody including the thieves were ever able to enjoy again. That's why i say you're a scrooge mcwhorter who selfish and awful and hateful and you need a beating and you know these. These guys don't look like i'm looking at him. They do not look like The sort of guys that just are going to enjoy you know the art of the dinosaur foot these two guys that can try make some money and and you know what would happen there so stupid. They wouldn't be able to find the nefarious multimillionaire. That would give them the big money and they end up selling it for something like you know five hundred bucks or something like that and and destroy part of that dinosaur field or they'll find a buyer and as they're carrying it into the meeting they'll drop it in the parking lot. That's the other one. Yeah that's right like a like a a third version of dumb and dumber and this is this is like that. I mean what's the likelihood i i'm looking at the opening of this park. It's a park park. People go there their school trips. Go there what's the likelihood that you're going to spend some time digging up part of this rock formation and walk out with a dinosaur foot and nobody's gonna say anything that's right sherri sherri tonight at seven. Pm eastern tonight. Lie on the bob sherry facebook page just talking about these two idiots in massachusetts that went into this park and dug up and stole some fossilized dinosaur tracks just fools right. Have you watched or seen pop up in your cue. There's a show on netflix. Called this is a robbery. The world's biggest art heist. I've watched.
"thomas baker" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
"So the wife ellery has set up her own separate company and she and her staff rate at the cry oh facility and zolder remains of people and held them hostage to punish her soon to be ex husband. Least were called. Police were called an intercepted. The cargo of human remains many of which had begun melting because they were not capped in the Exact level of liquid nitrogen. They're supposed to date. Were able to recover all of the remains except for the brain of one person which valerie kept in special medical metal medical box along with some of the other Remains that were stolen. Were the frozen bodies of dozens and dozens of dogs and cats. That owners were hoping to bring back to life in the future. Now the story is. Is that the husband was cheating and started a new life with another woman and valerie just wasn't having it which is why she Complained that she had been not only. Was he a cheater but they did. Unfairly booted her from their company that she is the rightful owner of the remains in the brains and that is why she at the place and stole them. So now we have this. Is you know what this is. This is a very dark comedy very dark and this is going to be a heck of a movie and heck of a movie but now we have multiple frozen bodies and brains of wealthy people that have been snatched by an angry ex wife and this bitter divorce is the reason why some of these folks in the future if the technology ever gets in it will not be able to have their brain transplant. It into new younger. By how nuts is this story. This real and legit and i'm gonna post all the details and photos up on the bob and sheri facebook here in just a minute. The movie could be called dying to be alive and The scene at night of her going and getting was obviously some accomplices. Those bodies and putting them into vans and then driving them and then all of a sudden what about the head. What about the head. I've got the head. Don't worry about and then the the intrigue of the husband cheating. Which i think he was doing by the way Ads adds a little bit of a spice to the whole thing. That's a dark movie. Like cohen brothers. Movie and the tagline would be stars nicole kidman of course as the crazy ex wife not even crazy just really angry ex wife steals the frozen brains. The tagline is even. The best marriage can turn cold though the mist from the frozen nitrogen. I just want you to imagine that that your loved one. Whoever this person is who has arranged to have their brain frozen and it's being stored in moscow and maybe the whole family thinks it's crazy or whatever but that's grandad's head and thank you get a phone call that the comp- the couple that owned the company are breaking up and the wife has stolen your grandfather's head and we can't find it. you understand. This is actually happening to people right now. All over the world who are getting these phone calls and you know it may just be that you don't end up coming back and spending eternity some beautiful place in the world you end up in russia and that is not what most americans want you end up in russia in. Somebody's meat locker. The coldest place they could find. Keep you guys this is. This is one of the wilder true stories. That's come across in a while. Go check it out on our facebook and look at the pictures like it does make you wonder what the heck were people thinking. It's bob and sheri. Bob and sheri live tonight at seven. Pm eastern tonight. Live on the bob and sheri facebook page. It is time now with the bob and sheri show for what's a guy gotta do. I go to rancor. And i take a look at the story of heroes and then people rank them whether or not this guy. This woman is a real hero for not a hero. So let's find out what they thought about this fellow in june nineteen forty four. The us army and allied forces launched a campaign in japanese occupied side hand philippines. It will be one of the most critically important operations carried out by the allies in world. War two wants battleships cleared the way with heavy artillery. Eight thousand marines made landfall among them. Was sergeant thomas baker leading the way for his twenty seventh infantry division with a bazooka on his shoulder. Baker and company pushed the japanese. To a point of no retreat instead of surrendering the these pushed with a final banzai charge banzai. They came running at the americans with the perimeter closing around him and his unit baker held his ground and returned fire until he ran out of ammunition he was wounded during the fray and fellow soldier began dragging him away from the frontline not wanting to be a burden. Baker insisted that he'd be left behind. He was left propped up against a tree with an eight round pistol after the battle. The deceased baker's body was found in the same position with all eight rounds fired and eight deceased japanese soldiers in his path for his heroism. Sergeant thomas baker was awarded posthumous medal of honor. So we go to rancor and the people who go to rancor is he a true hero three thousand three hundred forty one people said yes. He is a true hero. Twenty seven. i'm not said no. That's not a hero. What's guys ought to. He's certainly don't save me. Save yourself dropped me up against a tree and keep a hand gun and let me take on the charging japanese army. What's a guy got to what's in the mind of these people sherri we. I'm telling you we're at a point in our history where people are like. Yeah whatever i mean. That's his job as we signed up for. That's what they say you know. I had my own version of this just either day. Can i share it with you. I was. I was not in any danger but i believe i told you that. The wrought iron railing the entrance to our house was all rusted and i went out there. I spent like hours. This is actual manual labor sherry manual labor. Okay and it was very hot outside..
"thomas baker" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"All right so this is from a day at the races now. This record went platinum which is pretty good but You know a night at the opera went triple platinum and the next album after this. This came out december tenth. Seventy six the next album after this Went four times. Platinum of course had the the big hits We are the champions. We will rock you But anyway this is definitely a situation where i remember at the time that i was one of the big narratives about this album. Possibly not being as well received as a night at the opera is no roy. Thomas baker. so roy. Thomas baker had been there producer from the first album. All the way up through queen to sheer heart attack at night at the opera. He's known as big flamboyant guy Loves his wind loves his cars You know he's as big figure as the queen guys. Are you know or certainly say. Say a freddie mercury so i could see those two guys have evolved together right but anyways you know and he's also known as a big experimental no-expenses-spared like you know. Things cost a lot of money when roy thomas baker was producing But and that. And that's why that's why queen got to where they were. I think roy. Thomas baker could really be credited. A lot with With a lot of the vocal experimentation that resulted in that big queen sound but on this record The idea is that no. We're going to go it alone. we're going to self produce. You wonder if that would have had a more to do with With egos and control more than thinking roy. Thomas baker wasn't bringing anything to the table but again We do have a we do have a A sort of silent partner secret weapon in the likes of mike stone now mike stone sadly no longer with us but he went on to be a pretty big producer himself with the likes of journey but I'm just pulling up my vinyl copy here of Of a day at the races. And we've got to. Where did we have that credit. management recorded in england. John deacon okay. Yeah that's right so on day at the races. I remember seeing this so not on the back cover the back cover all just says all titles composed arranged and performed exclusively by queen and then even on the gate fold. There's nothing about a production credit. And i have to go to the actual a record label itself where it says produced by queen engineered by mike stone. Okay Now when you get to news of the world Right on the back cover. It says produced by queen assisted by mike stone. So that's kind of cool and we know news of the world is a great sounding record and it was like a say a super successful record as well but for a number of reasons a day at the races. You know being the black version of the white album with the same album cover art and the same you know configuration design and even even kind of the same You know a similar mix for songs rican matchup songs from the first one to the second one in and you could arguably call them week. T. versions of those same songs on you know from night at the opera two a day at the races. There were a lot of complaints about this record That maybe maybe it came out too fast. Maybe it's a little bit too rough. And i definitely remember people saying you know. Part of the problem is they're self producing. They're they're not making this with roy. Thomas baker you know looking for some reason why they were. People were vaguely unsatisfied with it. Granted it did have your tie your mother down and somebody love you. Know some of the big huge queen songs of all time But there you go. That certainly is one of these that fits in this idea of you know. The results were not as good when we went to sell production. Let's take a short break. We'll be right back all right back again here. History and five songs with martin popoff episode hundred twelve self produced albums Take us into our third selection. This.
"thomas baker" Discussed on the memory palace
"Me it was a girl. all right. I said i'm glad it's a girl and a hope she'll be a fool. That's the best thing a girl can be in this world beautiful little fool you see. I think everything's terrible anyhow. She went on and convinced way. Everybody thinks the most advanced people in. I know i've been everywhere in seeing everything and done. Everything rise flashed around her divine way rather like toms and she laughed. With thrilling scorn sophisticated sophisticated. The incident voice broke off ceasing to capelle my attention and i believe five felt the basic insincerity of what you'd said maybe uneasy is though the whole evening had been a trick of some sort to exact contributory emotion from me waited and enough in a moment. She looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and tom belonged inside the crimson room. Bloom with light. Thomas baker sat at either end with long couch and she read aloud to him from the saturday evening. Post the words marissa's uninfected running together a soothing tone. The lamplight bright on his boots in del on the autumn leaf yellow of her hair. Glinting along the papers as she turned a page with the flutter of slender muscles in her arms when we came in she held the sound from moment with lifted hand to be continued. She said tossing the magazine on the table in our very next issue. Her body asserted itself with the restless movement of her knee. Just stood up ten o'clock. She remarked apparently finding the time in the ceiling. Time for this girl to go to bed. Jordan's going to play in the tournament tomorrow. Explain daisy over westchester. Oh you're jordan baker. I knew now why her face is familiar. It's pleasing contemptuous. Expression had looked at me from many rogue revere pictures of the sporting life at asheville and hot springs in palm beach. I'd heard some story of her to critical unpleasant story. But what it was. I had forgotten long ago tonight. She said softly wake me day. Why don't you. If you'll get up. I will get mr caraway see you and on of course you will confirm daisy. In fact i think arranged marriage come over often neck and i'll sort of not fling you together. You know lock you up accidentally in linen closets push you out to sea in a boat and all that sort of thing. Good night call ms baker from the stairs. I haven't heard a word. She's a nice girl. Said tom after a moment. The litter run around the country. This way who ought to inquired daisy coldly. Your family her family is one aunt about a thousand years old. besides nixon look after. Aren't you nick. She's going to spend lots of weekends out here this summer. I think the home influence will be very good for her daisy. Tom look at each other for a moment in silence. Is she from new york. Mass quickly from louisville are white girlhood was passed together. There are beautiful white just to give nick a little heart to heart. Talk in the randa demanded thompson did i. She looked at me. I can't seem to remember..
"thomas baker" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"I didn't tour till two thousand six as solo on my own so you know it was just one of those things that it allowed and as fleetwood mac sort of went down that road and of course as i said i took leave of lead. Make nine hundred ninety seven. Because i didn't want to do that tour I made out of the cradle. Which is one of my better albums. And then eventually got pulled back into fleetwood mac and did make another solo album till two thousand six so there has been a problem in terms of ivins. Maybe not a problem but a challenge in terms of In those things together the time commitment. And we're all touring right. Yeah so you know. If you're gonna be in fleetwood mac. You've got to do everything that fleetwood mac needs to be done and operation. It is and if that means that you've got to sort of minimize the logistics of your solo work. Then that's okay because in a way it's going to be smaller scale anyway just because of what it is right and that's that's a good thing for me you know. Well maybe it did force you to at least you know. Be leaner and how your approach. Well i mean it kept me learning. I know that you know. And at some point people are up there doing their hits and And they forget how to even be creative. You know i definitely hear that. Yeah i did that luxury as sort of like Marginal comic you really gotta show up with the new our every year. That's the comedies. As they say it's hard. Yeah teas but i wanna make sure that you know we do you know. Pay some attention to all the soa records especially you know once you got through. I know that first one was back in the nineties but it seemed like the the shift from the first couple of soa records. Which were so i mean they were they were the production is very of its time and and there was a i. Think an attempt to make something danceable. Am i wrong. Well not that my first solo album was i think. I'm thinking to say nineteen eighty-one it was law and order that was not really so danceable but the reason that i even started making so albums because the band had gotten very drawn into the whole tusk idea. You're a little bit wary of of doing it in the beginning but they got completely drawn into it. Yeah by the time we got done bar or they loved it. They loved it but when it did not sell close to sixty million copies i think it probably sold for five emphasis double album. So still mic. Came to me one day and he said well. We're not going to do that again. Meaning you can't go to your house and work on tracks by yourself and bring them in. Have us play over them. Which is what. I did so he sort of blaming you. He's not blaming me. He's just saying you know back to that works. That was that was your art album. We wanna do something a little broader now. And i said okay but i realized at that point that i wasn't going to kick be able to continue to sort of aspire to be the artist right unless i started making solo albums so That first one wasn't really so dancy. The second one was called go insane which was a couple years later and that was a little bit more. The the linn drum machine had just come in and i had a synthesizer presence. Yeah there's i had this eight bit fairlight which was very new and also working with different people whereas on that i might work with richard dash it who is one of the co producers fleetwood maga- toe I put on this. I worked with a young guy named gordon ford isis. In engineer in roy. Thomas baker of all people one or two. He called himself executive producer on the newest one on ongoing signs. The second says in one thousand nine hundred eighty three and he he you know he that could mean anything. Executive producer could mean. You never see him but he was there every day. Yeah and i think. His sensibilities work their way into a that album and and gordon the engineer they were all. There are both english so they were drawing from the sensibilities of the stuff that was coming over from england. new wavy. Yeah get a kind of a more dancey kind of civility on that record right no doubt about it. So i'm trying to get the timeline. The last time we talked you're in you're just been cut loose fleetwood mac in a fairly dramatic way. What was that about. How does that happen. Well ironically. It sort of began with a. I mean the tone for it. Not the not anything. There was no real substantive reason for for it happening but the tone actually began with the solo album that is is about to be released brand new one which has been waiting to come out for three years now at least more more actually and when christine and i were done touring As a duet which we did you know after we'd made that album yup few years ago What i asked of the band because they were planning a fleetwood mac tour pretty much right after that after in two thousand seventeen. Yes yeah yeah yeah maybe eighteen. Yeah and i i said was can i want you know i've we did this. Great project with christine. I have this other album. That i'm really proud of. It's a pop album. And i would love to if you give me an extra three months to put it out and do some american dates before fleetwood back goes out and.
"thomas baker" Discussed on What Difference Does It Make
"I do like isn't i love this song. It's magic magical. I mean it's so poppy so amazing. Just this was the cars moved onto. They had a different producer for for this album. This was the album heartbeat city originally. It was roy. Thomas baker rock producer. Did some great stuff but they moved to robert mutt lang of def leppard and shania twain and knows how to write. Pop hits or produce. Those saw that you know this this war this great sound and the cars took huge advantage of that. There were like four. They had from heartbeat city. Of course there was As you might think when up to number seven hello again was number twenty. And they're big hits drive. Hit number three. Get out and do you remember the video for the song. Yeah i saw the video where there. He's like jesus since in there. And there's all these freaks that look like they're straight out of the eighty s just trying to touch. They're all dressed up in. I don't know some are costumes. But it's all you could look at this video and just look at these extras and think. Oh my god. This is again super eighties so good and it should be you know where it was. Shot the video. The echoes a party scene but funding eleven but his genome reshot was shot. It was shot at the hill estate for hotel. The hilton estate families. Home the family's home. Oh the actual hilton so so like a baby. Paris hilton was there in. It's fair and eighty four born yet. She may have been She is not in it. So yeah was it. Conrad conrad hilton. That was the dad. Yeah and do you know who directed this video. I'll me put can poke to broke. And we know tim pope from well. We know tim pope because he directed less videos in the eighties but mostly because he directed thirty seven videos for the cure. Yes which is a significant. I mentioned robert lang robert mutt lang. Who's associated really with def leppard. He almost didn't produce hysteria because he had a commitment to the car. So he told def leppard they couldn't work on hysteria. But due to delays in the album's recording laying was eventually able to produce it and they lived happily ever after lucky for everyone including us. If you like the elvis. Gary which i do. Yes that's crazy the thing like. Oh my god. That's that might not. It might have been a completely different story for developer. Also i should say because i think in the last pop culture episode you kind of pooh poohing on one thousand nine hundred four. There was the the critic robert chris. Cow i'm sure you're familiar with them. Eight no that The glossy approached. The cars invented has made this the best year for pure pop and damn near twenty years. And it's only fair that they should return so confidently to form so robert crisco agrees in nineteen eighty-four is the greatest year ever for music. L. is speaking specifically about pop music and not necessary. The alternative genre alternative was good to go to that. Don't give me started that we already get into. Yeah so the cars. Magic was magical yet. So let's see the magic. Is this on. The k rock list of this song is not on the list. I am sorry..